Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 7/29/2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Receipts:  422    Last Week:  347    Last Year:  784

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00 higher and
slaughter bulls sold steady to 1.00 lower. The demand for bred cows of all
types was very high. The grass is green and the temperatures are moderate
following several inches of rain across most of the area this past week
adding an incentive to get hold of those take-home cows. Today is a stark
contrast to the weather one year ago when the grass was burned up and the
temperature was well above the 100 degree mark. There was a moderate supply
of bred cows and a light supply of cow/calf pairs. Supply was moderate and
demand good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean     Avg Dressing   High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       80.50-86.00    85.50-88.00     72.50-80.50
Boning       80-85       81.50-86.00    88.00-91.00     71.50-81.50
Lean         85-90       70.50-77.50    76.50-85.00     61.00-71.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1110-2155 lbs 93.50-100.00; high
dressing 100.00-107.00; low dressing 85.00-92.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 615-1035 lbs
most 96.00-115.00, pkg. fancy blacks 122.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1055-1315 lbs most 1200.00-1375.00, several pkgs. blacks 1450.00-
1560.00, 1st stage 825-1255 lbs 940.00-1175.00; short and solid mouth to aged
2nd and 3rd stage 1175-1340 lbs 1000.00-1175.00. Large 1-2  4-6 yrs 2nd and
3rd stage 1415-1535 lbs 1325.00-1575.00, 1st stage 1360-1505 lbs 1100-1125.00;
short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1375-1620 lbs 1150.00-1350.00.
Medium and Large 2  5-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 960-1060 lbs 850.00-960.00, 1st
stage 840 lb indiv. 885.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 170 lb indiv. 900.00.
Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 790-1000 lbs 1175.00-1375.00, 1st stage
pkg. 2 yrs 775 lbs 910.00; broken mouth 2nd stage 1055 lb indiv. 1035.00
per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  broken mouth 1080 lb cow w/280 lb
calf 1350.00. Medium and Large 2  6 yr 830 lb cow w/145 lb calf 1200.00 per
pair.

Source:  Missouri Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Springfield, MO
         Don Kleiboeker Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market line number 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS140.txt

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